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[Mathematica 6] Sudden shutdown of Mathematica. No error messages, no traces, no warning. Mathematica just disappears from desktop

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  • Subject: [mg76376] [Mathematica 6] Sudden shutdown of Mathematica. No error messages, no traces, no warning. Mathematica just disappears from desktop
  • From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>
  • Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 02:42:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>

I've noticed this now more than one time. I would say this has happened to 
me about 5-6 times already since I started using Mathematica 6 which is 
about 2 weeks now.

This is what happens: I'll be working on an open notebook, and do something, 
for example, just now, I went to do SAVE AS to save the notebook.

Mathematica would just disappear in split second.

No errors, nothing. I look and it is just gone. All windows gone. No traces. 
I have to restart Mathematica.

And I just lost all my work for the last 30 minutes.

Strange thing is now when I open the document since I last saved it, it 
shows a help document from Mathematica document center. As if I was working 
on it instead of my own notebook. I remember having that help page open and 
I might have touched it somehow. But my notebook itself which I was working 
in is all gone.

I'll try to see if there are logfiles somewhere which might show something. 
But this is really very very strange. Should I be looking somewhere? I 
looked at event viewer in XP, and do not see anything.

Has anyone seen this?  I am using Mathematica 6 student version on Windows 
XP SP2 home edition.

thanks,
Nasser




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